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St. Louis Serving St. Charles and Jefferson Counties

Care for Degenerative Disorders

At Homewatch CareGivers of St. Louis, we provide experienced, compassionate care for degenerative disorders like arthritis, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. Standard, industry safety measures are taken to prevent falls due to Parkinson's. To limit the debilitating pain caused by arthritis, our caregivers assist with tasks requiring dexterity, such as gripping, writing and using the telephone. Multiple sclerosis clients come to us with unique challenges, as well. Often, they must use scooters and specially modified vans to achieve mobility and their houses must be modified to accommodate their special needs.

In many cases, without the help of a caregiver, clients with arthritis, Parkinson's and MS would be confined to their homes, but today that doesn't have to be the case. When we care for clients with degenerative disorders, we make sure our caregivers are equipped with experience, skill and a big heart.

ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease leads to muscle weakening and affects one’s ability to control voluntary movements of the muscles including those that control breathing. As a person progressively loses their ability to function independently, they will require additional care in the home. Our caregivers can assist with mobility and transfers, plan and prepare special diets to facilitate good nutrition, and offer emotional support allowing the client enough time to communicate, always being sensitive to the preservation of the client’s dignity.
Parkinson’s disease gradually affects the nervous system to the point where the affected person will need help with ambulation, daily chores, personal grooming, and more. Our caregivers have specialized training to help if your loved one experiences cognitive symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. We are here to support the family caregivers who may not be able to manage all of the care for all Parkinson’s symptoms.
The symptoms of multiple sclerosis vary by individual, but as this unpredictable and disabling illness of the central nervous system advances it disrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body. While many people with MS experience a years-long remission of the disease, others may lose the ability to walk and require additional care for daily activities.
Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other types of arthritis can be extremely painful and affect a person’s ability to take care of themselves. Homewatch CareGivers is here to provide in home care when you or a loved one experience a flare up of osteoarthritis symptoms or rheumatoid arthritis pain. Know when to ask for additional help so that you can continue to live a full and independent life.